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If you live in New York City and experience chronic pain, dizziness, migraines or many other conditions, upper cervical chiropractic services can provide the relief you seek. This specialized chiropractic procedure involves minor, painless adjustments that correct the spine’s position and relieve pressure. The professional team at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York can help you return to your life with less pain and discomfort.

What Is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor?

An upper cervical chiropractor has training from the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). NUCCA has developed a procedure to adjust the subluxation (misalignment) of the atlas vertebra, the top bone in the spinal column. An adjustment of this bone can rebalance the entire spinal column. Upper cervical chiropractors perform a highly specialized service. Only a few hundred chiropractors have the necessary training and expertise to perform the NUCCA procedure.

  • The Adjustment Procedure

    If you pursue upper cervical chiropractic care, your first step is an initial appointment. During your first appointment, your upper cervical chiropractor assesses your current condition and discusses your goals for treatment. After this conversation, your chiropractor can examine your reflexes, range of motion and other physical traits. A chiropractor may also use tools to diagnose your spinal health, including: — Paraspinal digital infrared imaging: A small device measures skin temperature near the spine to identify nervous system imbalances. — Paraspinal EMG scanning: A chiropractor measures muscular electrical signals to evaluate muscle groups. — Precision laser-aligned X-ray: A precise X-ray machine takes images to identify subluxations in the spine. With the data collected during your initial appointment, a chiropractor can report the imbalances you face and the necessary procedures to adjust your spine for a solution to your pain and other medical issues. With a treatment procedure tailored to your needs, you can begin to see relief.

What Conditions Benefit From Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

Upper cervical care can address thousands of conditions, from neck and back pain to conditions that might seem unrelated to your spinal health. Proper spinal balance is critical to good health. When your spine is out of alignment, it can cause far-reaching effects across the entire body. By addressing the root cause of pain and discomfort, your chiropractor can spread healing to the rest of the body.


Subluxation is the root cause of many medical issues. Misalignments might occur over time due to genetics, posture or previous injury that causes the body to compensate by tensing the muscles around the spine. NUCCA treatment addresses many conditions, including:

Find Upper Cervical Chiropractic Services in NYC

Chronic pain and other health problems can make everyday living harder. Dr. Gertner at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York provides gentle treatment to bring your spine back into alignment. Our staff is also caring and friendly, ready to welcome you with a smile and accommodate your busy schedule with flexible appointments.


Depending on your condition and treatment goals, our services can help you return to normal daily activities, like picking up your kids or working out. NUCCA adjustments can correct your spinal imbalance. Call us at 914-686-6200 or contact us online to learn what we can do for you.

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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics.

After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.)

Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide.

Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.

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